New research proposes local Biological Control Agent hubs to fight fall armyworm in Bangladesh

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New CABI-led research, working in conjunction with the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), proposes the establishment of local Biological Control Agent (BCA) hubs to fight the devastating fall armyworm pest in Bangladesh.
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CABI highlights benefits of Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) support tools to fight invasive species in Caribbean

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CABI’s experts in the field of invasive species management have highlighted the benefits of the CABI Horizon Scanning (HS) Tool and CABI Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) Tool to help fight a range of invasive species in the Caribbean.
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Developing a cabbage stem flea beetle biopesticide in partnership

CABI is working in partnership with CHAP – Crop Health and Protection Limited – as well as Russell Bio Solutions Ltd and H&T Bioseed, to find an effective and safe biological control to fight the devastating Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle Psylliodes chrysocephalus (CSFB).
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CABI collaborates on research suggesting Asia is a ‘genetic melting pot’ for fall armyworm

CABI scientists from its regional centre in Malaysia have collaborated on new research which suggests Asia is a ‘biosecurity hotspot’ and a ‘genetic melting pot’ for the devastating crop pest fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda).
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Progress made on biological controls to fight crop pests in Malaysia

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Scientists at CABI’s regional centre in Malaysia are making good progress in evaluating baculovirus-based biological solutions to manage a range of crop pests including fall armyworm, beet armyworm and diamondback moth.
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Technology in the skies fights desert locust

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In early 2020, thousands of Kenyan farmers and rural communities suffered a severe disaster following desert locust invasion which destroyed their crops.
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Carol Ellison Science Award winner highlights locust research at her first international scientific conference

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Violet Ochieng is the first winner of the inaugural Carol Ellison Science Award 2021 which is awarded to a student doing her/his research with CABI – with the objective of enriching their research experience with the organisation. Violet, from the University of Nairobi, is being supervised for her PhD by Dr Ivan Rwomushana – CABI’s…
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CABI contributes to first Pan-African Nematology Network workshop in Kenya

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CABI has contributed its expertise in the field of nematology at the first Pan-African Nematology Network (PANEMA) workshop held at the EKA Hotel in Eldoret, Kenya.
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Coordinating body urgently needed to help improve Bangladesh’s invasive alien species system

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A new CABI-led study is recommending that a coordinating body is established to help improve weaknesses in Bangladesh’s Invasive Alien Species (IAS) system to facilitate engagement between all actors involved in IAS management – from trade to human health.
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Satellite data offers alternative in predicting impact of biological control for hay-fever causing ragweed

Ophraella communa (Ragweed Leaf Beetle); adult. Rock Creek Park,
New research – published in the journal Ecological Modelling – reveals an alternative method of predicting population trends through temperature of the leaf beetle Ophraella communa, a potential biological control agent of the hay-fever causing ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia in Europe.
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